The first day of the course is devoted to the nature of consciousness in general and perception in particular. The instructor distinguishes consciousness as a state of awareness from other states and activities of the faculty of consciousness and explains the difference between form and object and the error of conflating the two. By differentiating perception from sensation, perceptual judgment and other states, the course clarifies what information is and is not given in perception and how perception is infallible.

This course includes a handout and transcript.